I'm sure you will all be happy to hear that from an astrological standpoint, May looks pretty easy going and pleasant. Mercury finishes up its retrograde motion in initiating Aries on the 3rd turning direct mid day. Beginnings of all sorts will go better now. On the 16th it moves into Taurus, and our thoughts and discussions turn in more materialistic directions. The Sun begins the month in steady Taurus, fine for continuing with what has already been begun and moves to Gemini on the 20th, providing airy bounce after the groundedness of earthy Taurus.

Venus is in showy Aries all month; expect stores to present fashion innovations and new colors for the season. Our choices will tend toward acquiring what is new and trendy rather than what is tried and true. Mars is in facile Gemini all month. Innovations and developments in communication may be emphasized. Activity around anything involving communication or transportation might also be highlighted.  Jupiter remains retrograde in Libra: legal matters could be slowed. Saturn is still retrograde in Sagittarius; educational matters could be also.

Uranus is direct in Aries and Neptune is direct in Pisces. Neither makes any strong aspects with other heavy planets this month. Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn still, however there is not much importance to that except that it might slow the effects of change on politics and business. There is a lot of foot dragging in those areas as it is. However, as the saying goes: the mills of the gods grind slowly but they grind exceedingly fine. August may be an interesting month because for part of the month four of the five "heavies" will be retrograde along with Mercury.  

The Full Moon in Scorpio takes place on the 10th, and the day before the sun trines Pluto and early that day Mercury conjuncts Uranus. Mars squares Neptune on the 11th. There could be some interesting events or occurrences in the days surrounding the 10th. For the two weeks after the full Moon eliminating and concluding are featured. For the two weeks after the new Moon on the 25th , initiatory actions and accumulation are featured. 

Special days to be used well: the 3rd with Mercury direct, the 9th with Sun/Pluto trine, 10th with Uranus/Mercury conjunct, the 11th with Mercury/Saturn trine, the 12th with Mars/Jupiter trine, the 18th and 19th with Saturn/Uranus trine, the 31st with Mercury/Pluto trine. Be especially mindful on these days: the 11th with Mars/Neptune square, the 25th with Venus/Pluto square, the 29th with Mars/Saturn opposition. You can check my website for particulars on the best use of the energy at  on these or other days according to which sign the Moon is in.



Mothers  Day - (May 14th 2017) US. Canada, Brazil, and Australia

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May Day - (May 1st)

Memorial Day - (May 26th 2014)

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Mon 1st May Day (Fact The History of May Day) - Loving Cancer Moon makes May Day warm and lovely
Tue 2nd Playful Leo Moon helps us enjoy this day
Wed 3rd Dramatic Leo Moon has us remembering tales to tell. Mercury turns direct; think how to correct errors. Sun/Neptune sextile says seek out music
Thur 4th Dramatic Leo Moon has us remembering tales to tell. Mercury turns direct; think how to correct errors. Sun/Neptune sextile says seek out music
Fri 5th Cinco de Mayo (Fact The History of Cinco de Mayo) Organized Virgo Moon helps put all the ducks in a row
Sat 6th The Buddha's Birthday (East Asia) and The Kentucky Derby (Running is run May 6th 2017, the Kentucky Derby Festival is April 13th to May 6th 2017) - Particular Virgo Moon makes for fun polishing. 2:30 PM Beauty loving Libra Moon encourages artistic expression
Sun 7th Indecisive Libra Moon makes it difficult to choose
Mon 8th V.E Day - Western Europe (Fact The History of VE Day) - Justice seeking Libra Moon can help arbitrate issues
Tue 9th Scientific Scorpio Moon helps with projects. Transformative Sun/Pluto trine boosts change. Mercury/Uranus conjunction sparks innovation
Wed 10th Passionate full Scorpio Moon shines on to deepen love. Mercury/Uranus continues to inspire
Thur 11th Enterprising Scorpio Moon helps think up solutions. Mars/Neptune square could make for confusion. 1:PM Philosophical Sagittarius Moon brings clarity; Mercury/Saturn trine enhances it
Fri 12th International Nurses Day (Fact The History of Nurses Day) - Optimistic Sagittarius Moon keeps the good spirits flowing. Mars/Jupiter trine helps boost the energy greatly
Sat 13th Athletic Sagittarius Moon helps us leap tall buildings in a single bound
Sun 14th Mothers Day - U.S, Canada, Brazil, and Australia (Fact The History of Mothers Day) - Faithful Capricorn Moon helps us take care of family business
Mon 15th Faithful Capricorn Moon helps us take care of family business
Tue 16th Businesslike Capricorn Moon helps make order from chaos. Mercury in grounded Taurus focuses minds on improving gardens and work conditions. 2:PM Inventive Aquarius Moon brings attention to unusual solutions
Wed 17th Aquarius Moon helps make for an interesting day
Thur 18th Altruistic Aquarius Moon helps us focus on helping the environment. Saturn/Uranus adds strength.
Fri 19th Loving Pisces Moon helps us seek out those in need. Saturn/Uranus helps with unusual solutions. Venus/Jupiter opposition makes for good choices
Sat 20th Compassionate Pisces Moon helps us embrace those who suffer; Sun enters clever Gemini bringing easy going energy
Sun 21st Energetic Aries Moon helps get us up and moving
Mon 22nd Innovative Aries Moon brings new energy to the week
Tue 23rd Innovative Aries Moon brings new energy to the week
Wed 24th Earthy Taurus Moon helps us keep on track
Thur 25th Chatty Gemini New Moon suggests projects in communication. Venus/Pluto square could make for obstacles to choices, change
Fri 26th Ramadan (begins May 26th 2017 and ends June 24th 2017 at sundown in the Middle East/Europe but starts a day later in North America, see below for details) - Peripatetic Gemini Moon suggests we take a trip or two today
Sat 27th Peripatetic Gemini Moon suggests we take a trip or two today
Sun 28th The Indianapolis 500 - Warm hearted Cancer Moon encourages cooking for friends
Mon 29th Memorial Day - (Fact The History of Memorial Day) - Creative Leo Moon helps design creative projects. Mars/Saturn opposition says take your time and build well
Tue 30th Child loving Leo Moon suggests enjoying the company of children
Wed 31st Hearts and Flowers Leo Moon starts us off with romance, 12:30 PM hard working Virgo Moon helps focus us to get things done

International Nurses Day - (May 12th)
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Armed Forces Day U.S - (May 17th 2014)
Cinco de Mayo - (May 5th)

Holidays &  Other Interesting events happening in MAY:
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Month Long May Events:
  • Clean Air Month, created by the EPA and other health organizations.
  • National Bike Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month A celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. National Arthritis Month (United States).
  • National Salsa (sauce) Month, mostly celebrated due to Cinco De Mayo.
  • National Barbecue Month, In 1982 when the industry figured it was time to acknowledge that this is the time when 'the season' typically began.
  • National Preservation Month, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Older Americans Month, Aging to Celebrate Older Americans Month.
  • Lightning Strike Awareness Month (United States).
  • Jewish American Heritage Month (United States).
  • May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic traditions. May crowning occurs in some locales at the beginning of the month.
  • In New Zealand May is the New Zealand Music Month.

Week Long Events in May: The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 10th-17th, and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday (May 16th).

In Germany it is an old custom to plant a "tree of May" to honor someone. Often young men set up an adorned birch in front of their girlfriends house in the night before May 1st.

In many countries, May Day is May 1. This is celebrated as Labor Day in many countries

In the United Kingdom local elections for 143 English councils and all Welsh councils, are to take place May 1st.

In the Irish calendar May 1st is Beltane (Bealtaine), the first day of Summer, and a public holiday is held on the first Monday in May

The Kentucky Derby this year is to be run (May 6th 2017), The Kentucky Derby Festival starts two weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby. This year it is celebrated April 13th through May 6th 2017). The first Saturday in May is the date of the annual Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the United States. Click here for the official website of the Kentucky Derby.

The annual Global Marijuana March takes place in a number of cities around the world. This year it is scheduled for May 3rd 2016, (see also Weedwiki)

May 4th in the Netherlands is the day of Remembrance of the Dead, commemorating all the casualties in military conflicts involving the Netherlands.

Cinco De Mayo  is celebrated May 5th.

May 5th is the Children's Day in Japan, Korea, and China.

May 5th is Liberation Day in the Netherlands, celebrating the ending of the German occupation.

The Buddha's Birthday in all east Asian countries, except Japan beginning in 1873, is held on the 8th day of the 4th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, and the day is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea. The date falls from the end of April to the end of May in the Gregorian calendar. When is the Buddha's Birthday?  Well it depends on what country you are in click here for details.

May 7th 2008 - Resignation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and handover of the presidential power to Dmitry Medvedev.

In Western Europe May 8th is VE Day, and in Eastern Europe it is celebrated on May 9th.

Mothers Day is celebrated this year on (May 14th 2017) in most countries (see below), click here for more details on Mothers Day and what days it is celebrated in other countries
This year Mother's Day is celebrated Internationally as follows:
  • May 8th 2017 (Parent's Day) - South Korea and Albania
  • May 10th - Mexico
  • May 10th - South America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Oman, and Pakistan
  • May 14th 2017 (2nd Sunday of the month) - Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
  • May 26th 2017 - Poland
  • May 27th 2017 - Bolivia
  • May 28th 2017 (last Sunday of the month) - France (switches to first Sunday of June if coincides with Pentecost), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Sweden, and Morocco

Golden Spike Day (May 10th 1869 - Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad - Promontory Summit, Utah, USA).

International Nurses Day is celebrated May12th.

Towel Day is celebrated in May in tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Under the French Ancient Régime, it was of habit to “plant a May” or a “tree of May” in the honor of somebody. The County of Nice saw girls and boys “turn the May” with the sound of fife and drum, i.e. to dance rounds of May around the tree of May planted on the place of the village

May 17th, the Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated

The The Indianapolis 500 Race (is traditionally run on Memorial Day)  this year it is Sunday May 28th 2017, the official site is here. Pole position results can be found here pole positions.

Memorial Day (Last Mon of the Month in the United States) , this year it is celebrated on Monday - May 29th 2017.

May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 Days.

The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

In Japan, there is the so-called May sickness, where new students or workers start to be tired of their new schoolwork or jobs. (In Japan school years and fiscal years start on April 1st.

Other names for May: In Finnish, the month is called Toukokuu, meaning "month of sowing". In Slovene, it is called Veliki Traven, which means the month of high grass. In Xhosa, May is known as NgekaCanzibe, meaning "month of Canopus". It is also the final month of the year by the traditional Xhosa calendar.

Fact: May is the only month in which a U.S President has not died.

May in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to November in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

The bird of May is the nightingale

May's birth flower is the lily of the valley or hawthorn.

May's birthstone is the emerald.
More: Bizarre & Unique Holidays for (May):
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